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scurf

[ skurf ]
/ skɜrf /
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noun

the scales or small shreds of epidermis that are continually exfoliated from the skin.
any scaly matter or incrustation on a surface.

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Origin of scurf

before 1000; Middle English, Old English <Old Norse skurfa scurf, crust

OTHER WORDS FROM scurf

scurflike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scurf

scurf
/ (skɜːf) /

noun

another name for dandruff
flaky or scaly matter adhering to or peeling off a surface

Derived forms of scurf

scurfy, adjective

Word Origin for scurf

Old English scurf; related to Old Norse skurfōttr scurfy, Old High German scorf, Danish skurv
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Medical definitions for scurf

scurf
[ skûrf ]

n.

Scaly or shredded dry skin, such as that which occurs as dandruff.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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